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UN chief hails peacekeeping mission in CAR

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 02:27

UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon Thursday welcomed establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) by the Security Council.

UNSC authorises 11,800 UN peacekeepers for CAR

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 02:14

The UN Security Council (UNSC) Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to authorise a 11,800- strong UN peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic (CAR) to stop violence in the country.

US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 01:21

A small team of US Marines are to head soon to Chad`s Zakouma National Park to train local forces in the fight against the poaching threatening the area`s elephant herds.

Mega asteroid impact 3 bln yrs ago dwarfed dinosaur-extinction blast

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:50

Researchers have now determined the power and scale of a cataclysmic event some 3.26 billion years ago, which dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast, and is thought to have created geological features found in a South African region known as the Barberton greenstone belt.

US releases USD 22 mn in additional aid for CAR

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 16:35

The United States announced an additional USD 22 million in humanitarian aid for Central African Republic, on the eve of a key vote at the UN to authorise the deployment of peacekeepers.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon visits C African Republic

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 20:37

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Central African Republic on Saturday for the first time since the country erupted into sectarian bloodshed four months ago, where he promised those displaced by the violence they could "count on the international community."

Chad says UN accusations over C. Africa killings `defamatory`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 13:17

Chad on Saturday dismissed as "defamatory and tendentious" UN accusations that its troops carried out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in the Central African Republic`s capital, killing at least 30 people.

Chad withdraws from peacekeeping force in C Africa

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 23:56

Chad announced on Thurday it was withdrawing from the African peacekeeping force in the violence-torn Central African Republic after being accused of siding with a mainly Muslim movement that held power for most of last year.

Three Nigerians held for making fake passports

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 22:49

Police here Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of forgers with the arrest of three Nigerians who would prepare fake passports of African countries and forge Indian visas for overstaying in the country.

Chadian troops kill at least 8 people in CAR capital: African force

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 16:11

Chadian soldiers sent to repatriate their compatriots from the Central African Republic opened fire on residents in Bangui, killing at least eight people, the African peacekeeping force MISCA said Sunday.

Ghana`s president takes over as head of West African bloc

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 21:12

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has been elected the new head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at a summit of the 15-nation regional bloc, his Ivorian predecessor announced on Saturday.

Twenty killed in grenade attack in Bangui

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 01:45

At least 20 people were killed when extremists threw hand grenades at mourners during a Christian funeral service in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, the government said on Friday.